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Offline acidseven

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[IC] GMK Yami - MAJOR REVAMP!
« on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:32:50 »
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About

The inspiration for this set was from the "Yami Kawaii" aesthetic in Japan.
Yami kawaii means "dark/sick cute" in English and is based around pastel, cute designs with a subtle and dark twist.
My idea for this set was to make the main focus the pastel and cute colors, with dark and edgy accents,
to create an interesting and somewhat jarring contrast.

More


IC Form: https://forms.gle/XiYFeaEsNS1TuymK6


Colors

Alphas: RAL 3015
Mods: Pantone 5155 C
(Pantone has not been color matched yet so subject to change)
Legends: GMK WS1
Accents: GMK CR
Accent Legends: GMK RO1


Kits

Base Kit


Katakana Alphas


Novelties


Spacebars


40's/Ortho


uwu



Deskmat

Coming soon...


Renders

Dalco 959 Mini by Hand Engineering




GMMK Pro by GMMK



F1-8X by Geonworks




Nemui by Bachoo




V4N4G0N by Trash Man




Collaborations

TBA


Pricing

TBA


Vendors

TBA


Updates

4/13/2021:
- All new renders
- Added more novelties and new novelty kitting
- Added 40's/Ortho kit
- Added katakana sub-legend alphas kit
- Added basic ISO support to base kit
- Added uwu kit... uwu
- Moved extra B to base kit
- Added F13 to base kit
- Changed colors after looking at physical samples

More
11/2/2020:
-Added a couple more renders
-Fixed some errors in base kit
-Added a signature
-Currently reaching out to vendors

10/31/2020:
-Redesigned a couple of the novelties to get away from the idea of self-harm/suicide
-Fixed colors in Spacebars kit

10/30/2020:
-Interest check posted


Thanks for checking out my set!
Please let me know what you think by filling out the IC form: https://forms.gle/XiYFeaEsNS1TuymK6


« Last Edit: Tue, 13 April 2021, 16:31:08 by acidseven »

Offline whirlwind

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:34:13 »
So kawaii

Offline VagueOrigin

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:34:33 »
I like!

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Offline kuro0renji

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:35:01 »
Looks very cute

Offline Obamas Mama

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:38:25 »
Woah... Whoever did the kit renders should do all the renders from now on. They look amazing.

Offline Minilogo

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:39:44 »
Great colors!
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Offline psxndc

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:41:15 »
Nani the eff?

Jk.  GLwIC.

Offline acidseven

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:42:27 »
Woah... Whoever did the kit renders should do all the renders from now on. They look amazing.
I did the renders myself! I was worried they weren't too good because I'm very inexperienced lol.

Offline JumpStream

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 22:01:03 »
I love it, looks really clean. Looking forward to GB

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« Last Edit: Fri, 30 October 2020, 23:07:02 by JumpStream »

Offline SlipperyPeteED

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 23:05:56 »
personally i think the novelties are in poor taste. i understand that they are on theme, but self harm and mental health disorders are not something that should be monetized for profit. if you were to say, donate the proceeds of the novelties kit to a charity that helps people with mental health issues i could get behind it. but thats just my two cents.

regardless i like the colors and the renders look nice

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 23:20:11 »
Consider adding terminal iso in your base kit so you offer that compatibility, else you shouldn't need to keep that 1.25u shift. I would also love to see this set rendered on multiple layouts/boards! glwic  :blank:
« Last Edit: Fri, 30 October 2020, 23:22:50 by Bachoo »

Offline acidseven

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 02:38:32 »
personally i think the novelties are in poor taste. i understand that they are on theme, but self harm and mental health disorders are not something that should be monetized for profit. if you were to say, donate the proceeds of the novelties kit to a charity that helps people with mental health issues i could get behind it. but thats just my two cents.

regardless i like the colors and the renders look nice
I get what youíre saying. I honestly didnít even think about making any profits for designing a keycap set and itís not my intention to profit off of mental health disorders. I thought this could be controversial which is why iím also considering changing the focus more towards horror/gore rather than self-harm/mental health.

Offline JumpStream

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 03:07:20 »
Some amendments to the box cutter and enter key novelties would probably go a long way in shifting the design away from the mental illness/self harm trap and towards that horror vibe you mentioned

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Offline NachoMist

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 10:37:33 »
I will join for the tentacult

Offline acidseven

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 15:28:37 »
UPDATE: Thanks everyone for all the feedback so far! I have decided to redesign a couple of the novelties to remove the notion of self-harm and suicide. Let me know what you think of the new designs!

Offline aioii

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 18:10:05 »
maybe i'm the only one, but i was sold on the set BECAUSE of the "shinitai" novelty. dealing with mental health disorders myself, i thought it was okay, and even cute.

the box cutter though, i agree with, should be taken out.

Offline Muiju

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 21:55:38 »
so cute! I'm in
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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 01 November 2020, 01:49:19 »
Always down for pastels!
Love the set, good luck with the IC

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Offline eatedcookie

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 01 November 2020, 10:56:27 »
Love the concept and the colours and the knives. Definitely in on this!

Offline Nandoogus

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 01 November 2020, 12:37:43 »
Love this concept. Definitely gonna watch it closely  :thumb:

Offline glowcloud

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 01 November 2020, 13:02:41 »
I saw the pic of the original novelties and they were...very uncomfortable making (especially imagining randomly looking at a coworkers board and seeing those or something) and the new ones are SO much better. Thanks for the update to those! This set is really interesting!

Offline acidseven

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 16:52:59 »
Added a few more renders and a signature!

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 16:58:37 »
I'm not a weeb But I like it
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Offline pool

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 17:46:18 »
This is very cool and kudos for OP for listening to the community feedback re: self harm.

Offline bananya

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 05 November 2020, 22:37:41 »
Super digging this set!

Same thoughts with others. I wouldnt know how my Japanese colleagues would react to this. Still on the fence

Offline Milky_Mooncake

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 08 November 2020, 13:54:16 »
I'm so down for pastels. Please make this happen!

Offline VagueOrigin

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 08 November 2020, 14:03:04 »
Love the novelties, let's goooooooooo

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Offline Vegas_

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 12 January 2021, 21:19:09 »
very nice set! :D

Offline digital_nothing

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 13 January 2021, 01:42:39 »
I hated this on first glance, but it's growing on me. Definitely in for the novelties.

Offline Zanhana

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 13 January 2021, 11:42:51 »
I have one suggestion for the kitting, which is to add a R1 equals-sign key for the numpad to the base kit. Other than that, I think this set looks great and I will look forward to an eventual group buy.

Offline cutehospital

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 18:23:57 »
hi! i wanna buy :')

Offline Frayne

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 06:35:52 »
I love the theme and the novelities for this set! ..Maybe not the self harm part but the general gap moe direction is pretty sweet!

Offline prettydouchebag

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 15:01:10 »
Great colors, dark theme; I agree w/ the others' sentiments about the self-harm.


Overall, good job. I'll keep my eye on this one!

Offline Schmack

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 16:56:06 »
This set looks nice! I really like the colors and inspiration  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 03:10:19 »
Love the colors, and the aesthetic definitely reads well :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 02:39:17 »
I actually unironically love this set, absolute most have on a board around valentines day.

Offline xlSantos

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 02:42:57 »

I based this keycap set of of Japan's "Yami Kawaii" aesthetic. Yami kawaii means "dark/sick cute" in English and is based around pastel, cute designs with a subtle and dark twist.
My idea for this set was to make the main focus the pastel and cute colors, with dark and edgy accents, to create an interesting and somewhat jarring contrast.


I absolutely love the idea! I am not a huge fan of the cute pastel colors but I am definitely going to pick this one up. GLWIC

Offline marshmellohs

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 12:48:26 »
Has this been color matched? I checked the codes against my RAL D2, and 010 70 35 is definitely not a pastel pink like in the renders - itís a saturated hot pink.

The purple should also be darker, but the renders right now may be a bit misleading.

Offline 3yatt

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 25 March 2021, 23:21:59 »
is this still happening?

Offline dimo

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 13:49:07 »
i hope so..

Offline acidseven

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 16:25:08 »
Hi everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates the past few months... I've been dealing with some personal stuff but now I'm ready to start working on this set again! This is a very large update to the set:

- All new renders
- Added more novelties and new novelty kitting
- Added 40's/Ortho kit
- Added katakana sub-legend alphas kit
- Added basic ISO support to base kit
- Added uwu kit... uwu
- Moved extra B to base kit
- Added F13 to base kit
- Changed colors after looking at physical samples

I'm probably missing a couple things but that's most of it.

Thank you everyone for all the feedback so far and I hope for your continued support of this set!!

Offline dimo

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - MAJOR REVAMP!
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 21:10:21 »
still looks great and beautiful!! is there anywhere we could look at the old renders? looks almost indifferent to me

Offline digital_nothing

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 23:10:51 »
I'd absolutely be in for novelties if the base accents were sold as a separate kit. Love everything so far.

Offline GooseInABonnet

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - MAJOR REVAMP!
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 12:14:02 »
UWU

Offline Faehriss

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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 13:06:12 »
Any chance of proper ISO support + novelty?

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - MAJOR REVAMP!
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 03:46:16 »
This is so sick.

Offline Vegas_

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - MAJOR REVAMP!
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 03:47:52 »
looks absolutely gorgeous still!! stoked on this, pls make it to GB :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - MAJOR REVAMP!
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 13:43:22 »
I love this concept. I'll be keeping my eyes on those novelties. I'm a little interested in what the old renders looked like since I personally feel like it's a shame this had to move to a more horror approach since the Yami Kawaii aesthetic is very closely tied with self harm/mental illness. It was originally meant to promote awareness of those subjects throughout Japan which were often avoided or even ignored because of the stigma. Regardless, would love to see this hit GB.

Offline dimo

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - MAJOR REVAMP!
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 16:48:04 »
I love this concept. I'll be keeping my eyes on those novelties. I'm a little interested in what the old renders looked like since I personally feel like it's a shame this had to move to a more horror approach since the Yami Kawaii aesthetic is very closely tied with self harm/mental illness. It was originally meant to promote awareness of those subjects throughout Japan which were often avoided or even ignored because of the stigma. Regardless, would love to see this hit GB.
what horror approach?

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - MAJOR REVAMP!
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 17:57:28 »
Great theme and color combo! I think dark alphas would work great with light mods, did you consider them?